Rename or Hide SharePoint 2016 List Title Column

sharepoint rename title column

When you will create a custom App by default it will add one column name as Title and the datatype is the single line of text. But sometimes the column name does not suite to your business requirement. But SharePoint does not allow us to delete the column neither it allows to change the data type of the column. But we can rename Title column, hide the Title column and we can also make Title columns as not required.


Let us first create a custom app by going to Add an app from gear icon settings menu. Then choose Custom List template from there. Then give a name for the app. You can see there will be one column name as “Title” which looks like below:

rename title column sharepoint list

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Rename Title Column:

To rename a Title column, go to the List Settings page and then under the Columns section click on the Title column. Then change the Column name like below:

how to remove title column from sharepoint 2013 list
how to remove title column from sharepoint 2013 list

Then Save and the new column name will get reflected. Remember it will just change the display name of the column but the internal name will be the same. The column will appear like below:

sharepoint list change title column
sharepoint list change title column

Hide Title Column:

To hide the title column and make the title as not required field follow below step. Open List Settings page and from the list settings page click on “Advanced settings” link which is under the General Settings section.

Then in the Advanced Settings page, in the Content Type section select Yes on “Allow management of content types?” like below:

rename title column sharepoint list programmatically
rename title column sharepoint list programmatically

Then go back to the Settings page and you can see the Item content type link under the Content Types section like below:

rename title column in content type
rename title column in content type

Once you click on the content type you can see the Column in the Columns section of the Content type.

sharepoint rename title column
sharepoint rename title column

Since we have renamed the column name it is displaying as First Name else the column name will come as Title.

Then in the Change Content Type Column page, in the Column Settings, you can make your column as Required, Hidden or Optional as shown in the fig below. Once you choose the Option-click on OK. It will Save the changes.

rename title column sharepoint list definition
rename title column sharepoint list definition


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